Robert Downey Jr. Proves Wife Susan Is the Real Avenger at SAG Awards

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Robert Downey Jr. sent a marvelous message to his leading lady at the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

During his acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Oppenheimer star gave a nod his wife, Susan Downey. (See all of the 2024 SAG Awards winners here.)

After listing a number of his A-list costars, including Jamie Foxx, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt, Robert added in Susan’s name.

“Now why have I added my wife’s name to this list of otherwise super talented artists that I have learned so much from, up-close, over these last 40 years?” he asked during the Feb. 24 ceremony. “It’s because for 22 years she has flawlessly portrayed a sane and rational individual who is happily married to an actor.”

The 58-year-old concluded his speech with a shoutout to another family member, his 12-year-old son. “Exton Elias,” he said. “This one’s for you.”

Robert, who beat out Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction), Willem Dafoe (Poor Things), Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon) and Ryan Gosling (Barbie) to win the award, is also dad to 30-year-old Indio—who he coparents with ex-wife Deborah Falconer—as well as Avri, 9, who he shares with Susan.

This milestone comes months after Robert and Susan marked another celebratory occasion—their wedding anniversary.

“18 years,” he wrote on Instagram in August alongside photos with Susan, “love still in bloom!!”

(Photo by JC Olivera/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)

And even though he portrayed Iron Man, Robert has proven over the years that Susan is the real Avenger of their family.

“At the heart of every family (if you’re fortunate), you’ll find a mother. A fiercely sophisticated protector, nurturer, teacher and friend,” he posted on Instagram at the time. “Susan Downey, happy birthday – you are all that (and a party-sized bag of chips).”

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As Robert enjoys his SAG Awards victory, keep reading to see all of the 2024 SAG Awards winners…

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Bill Hader, Barry

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

WINNER: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

WINNER: Ayo Edebiri, The Bear

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Uzo Aduba, Painkiller

Kathryn Hahn, Tiny Beautiful Things

Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry

Bel Powley, A Small Light

WINNER: Ali Wong, Beef

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers

Jon Hamm, Fargo

David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Tony Shalhoub, Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie

WINNER: Steven Yeun, Beef

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction

Willem Dafoe, Poor Things

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

WINNER: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Penélope Cruz, Ferrari

Jodie Foster, Nyad

WINNER: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

WINNER: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, Nyad

WINNER: Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Matthew MacFadyen, Succession

WINNER: Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

WINNER: Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us

Keri Russell, The Diplomat

Sarah Snook, Succession

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

The Gilded Age

The Last of Us

The Morning Show

WINNER: Succession

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary

Barry

WINNER: The Bear

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

American Fiction

Barbie

The Color Purple

Killers of the Flower Moon

WINNER: Oppenheimer

The 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards air Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Netflix. And don’t miss E!’s red carpet show starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

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